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The Explorers Club Annual Dinner is, like a lot of events held in the Waldorf=Astoria’s glittering ballroom in New York City, ostensibly for charity. But the club, which “promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space” through its sponsorship of expeditions, is more fun than most not-for-profits. Hence: pig-eyeball eating, kangaroo boxing, and…

Photographs by Keith Rutowski Occasionally we'll highlight a new and exciting artist who has come through ADVENTURE's hometown—New York City—the day after or before or of their show. Last night, Swedish pop singer Lykke Li visited Webster Hall, and tonight she plays a sold out show at the Music Hall of Willamsburg. Li is the…

We try not to do too much NGS navel-gazing, but this is pretty exciting: the folks at Nat Geo Music have launched a music label of the same name that will “record, release, and promote modern music from around the globe from a variety of artists and genres.” Speaking of a variety of artists and…

Was '08 a great year for music or what? There are plenty of good lists out there highlighting some of the best stuff, but here are three non-US records that are my own personal favs (links will open to the album in iTunes): Francophonic, Vol. 1: 1953-1980  Orchestra Baobab, Made in Dakar  Les Amazones De…

If I were to tell you that the former star of a popular Argentine sitcom (La Noticia Rebelde) and the country's most famous comedian is now its most critically acclaimed musician, would you believe me? Probably not, but that's understandable—there's a lot about Juana Molina that is slightly surreal. Her sound, for example: It's old…

Stop what you’re doing immediately and watch this. Have you yet? It’s great, right? Probably the best music video I’ve seen all year (second, maybe, to "Hi Hater"). It's the Aboriginal creation story of the Crow, sung by Tom Lewis, filmed in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia. I love the weird, 1980s, U2-ish singing-in-the-clouds feel;…

Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley’s weekly exploration of great global music, in collaboration with Nat Geo Music. The mercury is beginning to fall in earnest here in New York City. Whenever this happens, I find myself listening to music from cold places—Finland, Sweden, and Iceland, mostly. Iceland especially. So must the good people at NG Music.…

Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley’s weekly exploration of great global music, in collaboration with Nat Geo Music. I wasn’t planning to dedicate two weeks in a row to music from Mali. But then I heard Amadou & Mariam’s new single, "Sabali," and…well…I changed my mind. So sorry, Iceland, on top of your economic demise, you will…